The original "Total Eclipse" was published by Incentive Software Ltd. back in 1989 as part of the Freescape series. Freescape was all about viewing solid 3D worlds 'from any angle' - pioneering in a time when most home computer 3D graphics had mostly been wireframe.
It is the aim of the game to reach the top of the Pyramid and within two hours and save the world from the curse of the Sun-God Re. Of course there are several deadly traps, treasures and mysteries to be explored.
This one is the remake of this classic game and it is very well made. Game has a modern professional look, there are great music and excellent graphics, but the gameplay is still old-fashioned (which means it is very hard). Claustrophobic atmosphere resembles Return to Castle Wolfenstein a little and lack of enemies is quite well counterbalanced by time pressure and puzzles.
If you really want to solve this game you better get paper and pencil ready, because without drawing a precise map it will be nearly impossible.
Curly's World of Freeware has donated a copy of this software and related data to the Classic PC Games catalog. Please visit their website for more information and discussion on this game.